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There is something to be said about bands that inject a lot of different elements into their music and make everything work without their sound being just a wall of noise, and that something can be said about Coma Cluster Void. Coma Cluster Void plays death metal but not in the traditional sense at all. With Mind Cemeteries, Coma Cluster Void gives you a unique sound that is difficult to pigeonhole into one specific genre. However, what Mind Cemeteries does give you is a listen that is incredibly heavy as well as one that makes you uncomfortable and yet it makes you headbang until your head falls off all at the same time.

By uncomfortable I simply mean that while listening to this album you can’t be at ease. You are always on edge as the music changes so much and so rapidly that you can’t get comfortable. Coma Cluster Void does a great job of providing you with a listen that is entirely disorienting. From one song to the next you have no idea what you are in for as these death metal contortionists switch their sound up at the drop of a hat and back again almost as quick. Coma Cluster Void gives you more than a fair share of variety within this release and gives you different looks into different sounds of death metal as well.

As the music changes and lurches you yourself lurch with the music and headbang accordingly until your brain is covered in severe bruises. Mind Cemeteries is a chaotic listen that is equally as heavy, which means this release is devastatingly heavy. At every turn and every twist you can be crushed by the sheer weight of this release. Coma Cluster Void doesn’t ease you into the heavy tides of crashing metal either as they thrust you straight into the chaos and metal storm immediately after the intro concludes. Before the intro does conclude, it would be wise to buckle up to prepare yourself for the crazy and wild ride down the heavy metal rabbit hole.

Coma Cluster Void gives you so many different sounds and so many different looks into what death metal is and can be that it takes more than one listen to have everything sink in. You need a few rotations of this devastatingly heavy record to have everything soak in. As mentioned above, even though these gents provide you with a startling amount of different elements, everything works together very well. Each song is cohesive and well constructed and with that being said, the entire album works together as a whole to grind your skull into bone dust and turn your brain into a soupy mess.

These death metal savages bring to you a ten string guitar attack that writhes, lurches and jumps at you with the intent to kill. Combined with the slashing riffs is a bone crumbling bass and an incredibly acrobatic drum performance. To round out the sonic assault is the dual vocal attack that is just as monstrous as the musicianship. With John Strieder on the massive ten string guitar, Sylvia Hinz on the bass, Christopher Burrows on drums and the dual vocals by Mike DiSalvo and Austin Taylor, Coma Cluster Void is stacked with talent and people that know how to dish out brain damaging death metal, and that is exactly what they do.

This debut album is highly anticipated and rightfully so. This eleven track album isn’t just set to stun, it’s set on destroy and given the chance it will do just that. Mind Cemeteries is an impressive debut that certainly has the power to level your entire city.

Find and pre-order Mind Cemeteries right here.

Mind Cemeteries will be out August 26, 2016.


Thursday, 11th August 2016RATING: 9/10

It’s often said that you have to work for the best things in life. There has to be some sort of challenge in order to reap the reward, or it lacks significance or grandeur. While it may sound like a cheesy self-esteem poster, the words ring true when listening to Coma Cluster Void’s first album, the staggering and complicated Mind Cemetaries – an album of disturbing dissonance.

Coma Cluster Void is a hard shell to crack and will take some time to let everything soak in, similar in some regards to the growing number of bands like Pyrrhon, Gorguts, and Imperial Triumphant, who prefer to assault the listener’s senses with terror as well as stimulate the mind. At times eerie and other times chaotic, at no time (even during the Interlude/Epilogue) does it seem like you can feel truly at ease. It’s the type of album that will make you wonder what is coming next, and veer off in a different direction while keeping a semblance of coherence. Case in point: “Everything is Trying to Kill Us” slithers through labyrinthine dissonance and near Meshuggah-isms, only to erupt into more chaotic rhythms and utterly abrasive vocals. The unpredictability rules supreme, and only seems to strengthen the madness and bleak atmosphere. It’s also worth noting the vocal performance of Mike DiSalvo (ex-Cryptopsy) and Austin Taylor, who succeed in elevating the intensity, regardless of tone. They are also given some assistance on a few songs from Lord Worm (ex-Cryptopsy) and Will Smith (Artificial Brain) to further round things out.

An album that will resonance with you once it initially ends, it’s also one of those albums that show off a more profound depth the more you listen to it. Mind Cemeteries is thoroughly twisted in a way that those who demand more from their music will enjoy immensely. A crushing debut indeed.


Coma Cluster Void is about to release a mind bending, corpse grinding album titled Mind Cemeteries.This is debut that has being prolonged, however this is exactly what the band wanted to work on and accomplish as a death metal ensemble. John Strieder(guitar) and Sylvia Hinz (Bass) wanted to create a spontaneous album in 2013, with sounds of cannon blast and 10 string guitars. This group consists of two vocalists who’s talent is impeccable- Mike DiSalvo ex-Cryptosy and Austin Taylor. The relentless drums are punished skillfully by Christopher Burrows. There is also a special guest appearance by Lord Worm (vocalist) and Will Smith- not the hip-hop guy.

This is a brutal record that has twists and turns in all spots of the songs. Track “Drowning Into Sorrow” has the levitating sounds of guitar riffs sporadically giving the song that brutal atmosphere while the drums are viciously hammered by giant demons set for carnage. There is also a 15 second roar by Austin Taylor,  which completes this brutal masterpiece. Mind Cemeteries is the rightful name for this album, your mind will definitely be in a dazed as you hear those versatile sounds of death metal, instilling euphoria and eliciting that metal gene one carries. This debut album will be released on August 26th make sure you get your copy and be ready for the madness.

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"We are facing one of the masterpieces in the modern history of metal."


    • Genre(s): Avant-Garde Death Metal
    • Release Date: August 26, 2016
    • For Fans Of: Gorguts, Ion Dissonance, Meshuggah, Ulcerate
Sabes que son tiempos bizarros los de nuestros días cuando sería más fácil confesar un delito que explicar porque esperaste más de año y medio por un álbum de sonido despreciable, carente de sentido aparente y melodías incoherentes que envenenan el concepto de belleza y torturan el buen gusto.

Por casi 2 años este quinteto colectivo de corte internacional Coma Cluster Void, estuvo tentándonos con muestras de “Mind Cemeteries”la abominación que estaban concibiendo, mientras nos iban anunciando la alineación del proyecto. Una peculiar conjugación de la enferma y genial creatividad de músicos notables: El ex-vocalista de Cryptopsy Mike DiSalvo junto al vocalista de Dimensionless Austin Taylor desgarrándose las cuerdas; El baterista Chris Burrows poseído por la batería con el único objetivo de demoler el compás; y los fundadores del proyecto, el compositor alemán de música clásica contemporánea John Strieder, encargado de las 10 cuerdas y su compañera, la compositora / instrumentalista avant-garde Sylvia Hinz en el bajo. También fundadora del conjunto XelmYa. Ellos juntos son los principales interesados en explorar formas innovadoras de música por medio de disonancias, poliritmias e instrumentos de naturaleza tonal más baja a las frecuencias que estamos acostumbrados. Personalmente no disfruto de ser tan específico con el alineamiento pero en este caso es importante remarcar de qué está hecho para enmarcar el peso de las mentes detrás de esta obra.

Al igual que un fármaco en fase experimental, la música de Coma Cluster Void nunca ha sido testeada entre los humanos. La fórmula base es altísimas dosis de math metal condensado y ambientes que parecen el mismísimo soundtrack del purgatorio. Seguramente sus creadores están ansiosos de ver los efectos del resultado y saber cómo reaccionamos ante semejante álbum. Mientras tanto, habiendo yo tomado la prueba ya un par de veces puedo asegurarles que el resultado va más allá de cualquier expectativa imaginable; un crujiente licuado de neuronas exprimidas y molidas a golpes que alcanza nuevas magnitudes para el metal. Por ahora y hasta el día del lanzamiento te empeño mi palabra en garantía de ello.

Sylvia Hinz/Bass, Austin Taylor/Vocals, Chris Burrows/Drums, Mike DiSalvo/Vocals, John Strieder/Guitar

Nos encontramos ante una de las obras maestras en la historia moderna del metal. Su gran complejidad procesada bajo composición sobresaliente, la manipulación y deformación a voluntad del tempo en la partitura y una propuesta de crudeza en los sonidos como nunca se han dado nos otorgan el placer de contemplar una autentica obra de arte. Siguiendo un modelo de concepción artística hacia lo oscuro, donde lo grotesco y lo sórdido sirven de carruaje sonoro que nos sitúa en un paraje inhóspito. Todo vertido en un recipiente de siniestralidad absoluta para que al final sea un brebaje que te sirves una noche de picnic con la psique.

“Mind Cemeteries” nos expone ideas poco exploradas pero ya cimentadas desde la transición de nuevo siglo, ideas extremas que han marcado las tendencias experimentales hasta el momento, y en estos días retoman relevancia. 
Del modo en que Gigan y Ulcerate persiguen el camino disonante de Gorguts ésta banda lo hace. Del modo en que Ion Dissonance distorsionaba el groove adulterado de Meshuggah, ésta banda lo hace. La asfixia de atmosferas tan sofocantes como Nero Di Marte acá también dicen presente. Esa presencia enferma de ente demónico en las voces de Maladie ó Dodheimsgard, aquí también ellos la manifiestan. Durante 11 temas reúnen esas corrientes y las guían al pináculo de las vanguardias. “Coma Cluster Void” se refiere a ese vórtice donde esas ideas convergen, dando como resultado la antítesis al death metal de esta generación, convertida en la ambrosia de todo aquel que busca la alteración del buen gusto de los sentidos por medio de sonidos excepcionales, nada convencionales.

El resultado un profundo análisis a la disritmia florecida entre caos que nos demuestra lo mucho que desconocemos ese mundo discrepante. Un trabajo al que, conforme adentras al contenido te lleva a estados más allá de tus oídos, para la reflexión, el cuestionamiento, la confusión y un sentido de disociación severo donde ningún detalle pasa desapercibido. Volviéndose complicado de escuchar y fácil de admirar.

Disfruté de la propuesta y la ejecución, me complace en muchas maneras que no logro descifrar, pero dejando de lado que no alcanzo a comprender el objetivo de todo este trabajo —y aclarando que esto no fue un montón de palabras random—, dar valoración a una obra de tales magnitudes es algo que raya en lo absurdo. Poco a poco iré descubriendo sus rincones, pero por ahora, sin poder detectarle algún defecto, una calificación perfecta me sabe a poco. Es el mejor trabajo del año.

Valoración: 10/10